Lynda Green, aged 52, was born in Oldbury and now lives in Wombourne.
She was influenced by children’s authors Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl from a young age, and in 2016 she wrote her first book Mr Nolly and the Magic Ladder – about an odd-job man who lives in Nollington Green with his cat, Sam, and finds himself drawn into the world of magic.
As Lynda was writing the book, she decided to develop it into a trilogy, and is now celebrating the release of the second instalment in the series, Mr. Nolly and the Magic Ladder II – The Perils of Witch Willowberry.
Lynda said: “I believe that children love other-worldly adventures and that they love heroism too.
“I think that learning the difference between heroes and villains through literature at a young age is both influential and educational.
“Combining that with a mystical, magical world is something that a lot of young minds are drawn to because it is good and ideal yet exciting, with the dream that they too, could one day be the next Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins or even Ecky the Magic Ladder.”
Due to the pandemic, Lynda has relied on social media to promote the story to her readers.
She added: “I’ve been grateful for social media during this difficult time and hopefully, I can go out and about soon and share the magical world of Mr. Nolly with everyone again.”
The book is available on Amazon.